Three sisters in the shadow of Arthurian legend find magic, menace, and passion in the New York Times–bestselling author’s enchanting historical romance. The defiant daughters of King Arthur’s descendant, Merlin Pendragon, have an appetite for adventure and a gift for driving men wild. Marrying them off may seem an easy task, but they live and love according to their own rules . . . Averil is the lord’s eldest daughter, whose dazzling beauty can buy her what she wants most: marriage to royalty. But fate thrusts her kicking and screaming into the arms of rugged and penniless Rhys FitzHugh. He’s looking forward to the challenge of winning her love, her loyalty, and her trust. Maia has a hefty dowry and the man of her choice: the dangerously seductive Emrys Llyn, descendant of Lancelot and the Lady of the Lake—a man surrounded by rumors that the women in his life suffer terrible fates. Can Maia prove the cursed reputation false . . . or will she fall victim as well? The uncontrollable and irrepressible Junia is the lord’s youngest, a free spirit content to roam the countryside where she can be alone with the golden-haired son of her father’s sworn enemy. But having a secret love might cost Junia more than she can ever imagine. “Bertrice Small is a legend.” —Linda Lael Miller
A Scottish heiress courts seventeenth-century royal intrigue in the New York Times–bestselling author’s “page-turning historical romance” (Publishers Weekly). With his father dead and his mother in France, Patrick Leslie, Duke of Glenkirk, discovers the obligations of the estate and its people are his alone. But a chance meeting ensures that he will not be alone much longer: To obtain the deserted castle and adjoining lands, Patrick must take something else, as well—a bride. Flanna Brodie, heiress to Brae, is as wild as the Scottish countryside. But the passions Patrick awakens in the independent beauty run deeper than those of the flesh. She’s determined to champion the royal Stuarts’ cause, and restore Charles II to his throne despite her new husband’s objections. Patrick knows the dangers of such political intrigues—that the Stuarts have always brought misfortune to his family, and that a roguish king will ask far more of the naïve duchess than a simple vow of fealty. Now Patrick and Flanna must choose between the threat of wounded pride and the promise of a lasting love. “[Bertrice] Small . . . weaves a rich tapestry of seventeenth century English politics through a passionate love story that is guaranteed to enthrall the reader.” —Historical Novel Society
Everything is going just the way super achiever Jayne Thompkins planned. She’s at the top of her class and captain of the girls’ varsity tennis team. Her ultimate goal? Harvard. She wouldn’t be killing herself with all these extracurriculars otherwise. But her life changes when she crashes into another car—and a little girl dies as a result. Will she ever be able to live with the guilt she feels over this accidental death? A gripping and fast paced story about guilt, anger, forgiveness, and second chances by first time author Susan Colebank.
She lived and loved with fierce abandon, surrendering to the deepest pleasures of passion . . . Princess Yasaman had been blessed with rapturous beauty, fierce intelligence, and an innocent sensuality that captivated two formidable men -- her scheming half brother, Salim, and her loving husband, Prince Jamal. But her days of bliss and nights of steamy passion were shattered when Jamal was murdered, and Yasaman feld to England and the court of James II. Calling herself Jasmine, there she would be reunited with her gloriously beautiful mother, Velvet, and her grandmother, the legendary Sky O'Malley de Marisco . . . #1 bestselling author Bertrice Small has outdone herself with this long-awaited sequel to THIS HEART OF MINE. WILD JASMINE is a novel of high romantic adventure that spans two continents, taking us from exotic seventeenth-century India to the scandalous court of James Stuart -- two enticing worlds teeming with colorful characters and consuming desire . . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.
New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small writes exciting love stories that introduce readers to magnificent historic locales and memorable characters. In her newest book, Besieged, she continues her thrilling 17th century saga, Skye's Legacy, with the moving tale of Jasmine's younger daughter, a courageous beauty determined to follow her heart. . .. Besieged Nearly a spinster at twenty, Fortune Lindley is leaving Scotland to return to her birthplace at Maguire's Ford, a vast Ulster estate that she will inherit only if she marries an Irish Protestant. To that end, Fortune has agreed to consider a match with the Protestant aristocrat William Devers, a man suited to her wealth and status. Besieged But it is the rebellious and disinherited Catholic elder brother, Kiernan Devers, who steals her heart, driving William to a black and murderous fury. While Fortune and Kiernan's forbidden ecstasy explodes, jealousy and intolerance lead to an unthinkable tragedy--and a destiny that will test Fortune's will to survive in a struggle to claim a land, a legacy, and the only love she'll have. . . Bertrice Small is the author of over twenty-four novels of historical romance. She is a New York Times bestseller, and the recipient of numerous awards. In keeping with her profession, Bertrice Small lives in the oldest English-speaking town in the state of New York, which was founded in 1640. Her light-filled studio is filled with the paintings of her favorite cover artist, Elaine Duillo; a large library; but no computer as she works on an IBM Quietwriter 7, and her long-time assistant, Judy Walker, types the final draft. Because she believes in happy endings, Bertrice Small has been married to the same man, her hero, George, for thirty-six years. They have a son, Thomas, a lovely daughter-in-law, Megan, and two adorable grandchildren, Chandler David and Cora Alexandra. Long-time readers will be happy to know that Nicki the Cockatiel flourishes, along with his cat housemates, Pookie, the long-haired griege and white, and Honeybun, the petite orange with the cream-colored paws.
From the New York Times–bestselling “queen of sensuality”: Three tempting cousins invite scandal in seventeenth-century England (Literary Times). Looking for love, marriage, and more, the three great-great-granddaughters of the legendary Skye O’Malley have arrived at the court of King Charles II to continue the legacy of their ribald and adventurous ancestor . . . Already surrounded by mystery and notoriety, the widowed Fancy Devers catches the roving eye of the king himself. But when their fiery romance settles into a comfortable friendship, King Charles becomes determined to find his favorite mistress a husband. Her cousin, the exquisite Lady Diana Leslie, nicknamed “Siren” by gentlemen in the know, is in a romantic tangle of her own: choosing between twin brothers, both of whom have captured her heart. Then there’s the not-so-royal Cyn. Her search for a plaything has landed her in the lap of the earl of Summersfield, a dangerous man every bit as adept at the game of love as she is. Passionate. Charming. Naughty. These three heroines prove that vixens not only finish first, they lead the way to undeniable desire in “a delicious romance . . . that brings history and sensuality to full-blooded life” (RT Book Reviews). “Bertrice Small is a legend.” —Linda Lael Miller, #1 New York Times–bestselling author
The planet is warming up and as the ice caps melt, the great currents of the oceans shift and the Northern Hemisphere is plunged into a new ice age. One scientist has the key to turning back the clock of global warming. But as Western civilisation succumbs to blizzards and tidal waves and the population of the Northern hemisphere begins a mass exodus south, mankind's only saviour is making a lonely, terror-filled trip north. To a New York disappearing under snowdrifts hundreds of feet high. The city where his son was last heard of.
Sage, a nurse at a psychiatric hospital, is concerned when a fellow nurse is discharged as a patient soon after her mental breakdown, then learns of her marriage to a former patient. Ellen, in her psychotic mind, is extremely jealous of Sage and when Sage falls in love with a co-worker, Bob, difficult times lay in store. Is this relationship meant to be, or does Ellen have evil plans for them?